Many of our clients use the internet browser Internet Explorer (IE) on their office or home computers to do their day-to-day business. Microsoft, the creators of IE, recently released a Security Advisory regarding an issue that impacts IE versions 6-11.

From Microsoft:

"This issue allows remote code execution if users visit a malicious website with an affected browser. This would typically occur by an attacker convincing someone to click a link in an email or instant message."

As with many attacks, hackers can use methods such as convincing users to click on fake websites and from there, the IE vulnerability could allow attackers to run malicious software on the user's computer – and even gain access to the computer as the real user.

It's a serious flaw, and a widespread one: Internet Explorer comprised almost 58% of all desktop browsers in March, according to analytics company Net Applications.

While Microsoft is still investigating the issue and working on a solution, they have advised that users:

"Follow the "Protect Your Computer" guidance of enabling a firewall, applying all software updates and installing anti-virus and anti-spyware software. Additionally, we encourage everyone to exercise caution when visiting websites and avoid clicking suspicious links, or opening email messages from unfamiliar senders. Additional information can be found at"

We suggest also, that if at all possible, you simply use another browser such as Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.


Department of Homeland Security - US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team)
Microsoft Security Advisory 2963983
Microsoft Security Response Center
NBC News's site upgrade is Dr. Francis A. Pflum, of Spine Arthroscopy Center of New York & New Jersey.

About Dr. Pflum

Where most spinal surgeons have relatively little experience with arthroscopy, Dr. Francis A. Pflum is an experienced orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spine arthroscopy surgery as part of his practice. 

He has performed thousands of arthroscopic procedures and is uniquely qualified for this revolutionary breakthrough in spinal surgery

Located in New Jersey

Dr. Pflum has three conveniently-located offices:

Conditions He Treats

Dr. Francis A. Pflum treats a variety of degenerative and traumatic spinal conditions with special interest in minimally invasive spine surgery techniques.

atlanticmedicalassociatesToday's site upgrade is Atlantic Medical Associates, an Internal and Occupational Medicine facility located in Ocean, NJ.

About AMA

Atlantic Medical Associates (AMA) provides a convenient and state-of-the-art facility to treat and manage work related injuries, drug testing and physicals. AMA is also a full service primary care facility providing a wide variety of healthcare service to prevent and diagnose.

AMA has X-rays on site, suturing, plus access to orthopaedic care for applying casts, splint and bracing. Atlantic Medical Associates’ fees are considerably less than Emergency Rooms and hospital based-facilities.

Occupational Health Services

Atlantic Medical Associates is a boutique facility catering to  patients and employers, providing quality care and expedient clinical management of injured workers. AMA is fully operational with electronic medical records, reducing time lost communication with employers.  

Primary Services

Atlantic Medical Associates provides a wide variety of healthcare services to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses. Where appropriate, Dr. Sudha Garla will assist patients with any referrals to specialists.